Brightwater Executive has established itself as one of Ireland’s leading Executive Search companies that has earned the reputation of providing steadfast support to senior executives who are navigating their next transition or striving to define their next career move.
Through our network and extensive database which we have cultivated for over 20 years in the Irish and International markets, we’ve successfully and continually forged genuine relationships with a wide range of senior talent and clients across all growth sectors.Read More
BA in Economics and Master’s in strategic marketing. Alex is an experienced recruiter and executive researcher, having successfully worked for a decade in the industry. He has worked across a variety of industry sectors including TMT, Finance, Public Sector, Financial Services, Professional Services, and Engineering & Construction, recruiting across senior levels, supporting new teams builds and key strategic hires for SMEs through to multinationals and supports the research, market mapping, building out industry insights and benchmarks and sourcing of senior management and C-suite professionals in the market. Outside of work Alex spends most of his time looking after his young family, at the gym, seeing friends, gardening, and researching and investing in the crypto currency/stock markets.
The Director of Development will provide strategic leadership and operational control across the organisation in line with organisation strategy in the areas of property management, maintenance, tenancy engagement. This role is responsible for fostering and developing a high employee engagement culture is within the Development organisation; thus, embedding devolved strategic decision making and accountability, underpinned by a best practice and transparent performance management process.
Our Executive Search team are continuously connecting, building talent networks, and outlining individual talent information that will be able to provide you with the necessary insight into the skills, background motivations, and expectations of talent to properly assess and profile them.
We take the time to understand your organisational needs and can get a clear overview of the business, the organisational structure, the company values, goals, and culture. It is through this process that we can truly endorse talent who have the required skills, background, and experience, for your company.
We have a depth of over 20 years' experience supporting our clients both locally and Internationally with their senior talent strategies. We're proud that our clients see us as an extension of their team and successfully work with them throughout their key milestones of change, be it undergoing Organisational Restruction, Succession Planning, Digital Transformation or Scaling For Growth.
Having worked with the Team at Brightwater Executive on filling a number of senior roles in the past year, I would highly recommend them. They were very professional to work with throughout the process, providing a high level of service, and they successfully sourced high calibre candidates for us. They are passionate about finding people in professional services their perfect role and are committed to providing an honest and ethical service for the client, we were confident at all times that we only met candidates who truly met the job requirements
I recently worked with Alan in Brightwater Executive and was successful in securing my role. I found Alan extremely professional and a massive support to me throughout the process. He went above and beyond to help me understand the information that mattered for the role. He was available whenever I needed him to feedback on my questions and was always the first to check in with me pre and post interview. I highly recommend their recruitment service to any business or candidate.
At Construction Industry Federation, we used Brightwater Executive for recruitment of a senior Director position in the Federation. We found Brightwater Executive to be very professional, efficient and effective in sourcing suitable candidates for the role, in facilitating a quality shortlist of candidates for interview, and their assistance in the final selection process for the successful candidate.
We have worked with Estelle Davis and Brightwater Executive for over 12 years now. A key part of our business strategy is the recruitment and retention of top talent and Estelle and Brightwater Executive have helped us achieve that. They have developed an in-depth knowledge of our business and culture over the years which has enabled them to consistently screen the market and put forward a shortlist of strong candidates. We are demanding and very particular as a client with a number of our placements being specialist roles which they were still able to deliver upon. They were also able to provide clear guidance on remuneration packages. I would have no hesitation in recommending Brightwater Executive and Estelle Davis.
As a candidate, Alan provided me with an excellent level of support and advice in securing my new role via Brightwater’s executive search service. He dedicated time and interest to understanding the specifics of my skills and my overall fit for the position, while providing guidance as needed throughout the process. Alan was great to work with, friendly and professional - I would happily recommend Alan and Brightwater’s services to jobseekers or recruiters.
I found the whole process with Brightwater Executive seamless from start to finish – right from Yvonne McNulty’s initial approach to me from about the opportunity, through to closing the offer. Yvonne followed up before and after each stage and her advices and support were invaluable in preparing me for my first interview for a new role in many years. I would highly recommend Yvonne McNulty as a savvy, experienced Executive Search Consultant whom I felt always had my best career interests in mind as well as meeting her clients’ requirements.
I have had the privilege of working with Estelle and the Brightwater Executive team to fill an number of Director, Head of Function level hires in multiple organisations over the years. Estelle is an exceptional senior talent acquisition partner who listens carefully to her clients needs, shares valuable and honest market insights, is exceptionally credible and has a superb breath of experience. Estelle's agile approach brings pace to the assignments and she has an incredible network that ensures she can deliver a portfolio of talent. Estelle works across so many senior role disciplines and has an unique understanding of cross functional team dynamics and interdependencies, an outstanding capability! Estelle is a fantastic listener, constructively challenges, and builds relationships to deliver success. Thank you Estelle for your hard work, dedication, tenacity and good humour on each journey, it was always appreciated and thank you for delivering on many assignments!
We first engaged with Brightwater Executive and Estelle Davis and her team in early 2022 when building out our new senior management team here in Dublin, all at CBI, PCF level hires. Estelle and her colleague’s deep technical expertise and industry knowledge in the payments sector was impressive, when hiring our compliance, risk, finance and audit roles. In particular, Estelle’s expertise in supporting and advising on job specs, her insightful and value add questions that supported us in profiling the ideal candidate fit for our new Dublin team build out, from both a technical and cultural team fit was second to none. She has deep expertise in recruiting for PCF appointments and her engagement style from client and candidate’s perspective is really seamless. We were delighted with Brightwater Executives’ ability to engage and identify strong candidate shortlists that offered great diversity, including local and international candidates. Our experience of the end to end recruitment process against all four PCF hires was very comprehensive and efficient and all our milestone time frames were met, in terms of hiring our new senior management team for our newly established Irish entity.
We have engaged Brightwater Executive on a number of key senior hires for our team and have found them to be an excellent recruitment partner. Alan Finnegan was our lead partner on our recent searches, and we found their end-to-end engagement highly professional, collaborative, and seamless. He and his colleagues really took their time to understand the roles we were hiring for, appreciating our team dynamics, our culture and future strategy for our business and how this tied into the ideal candidate profiling. The quality of the shortlists received and high calibre candidates we met was a reflection of how well the Brightwater Executive team and Alan understood our requirements.
I have worked with Estelle Davis in Brightwater Executive on a number of senior technical key hires over the years and I have always found Estelle’s deep understanding of the insurance sector and technical nuances across multi-disciplinary roles to be excellent. Estelle’s ability in asking astute and insightful questions around job specs, team profiling and culture dynamics along with her collaborate style when it comes to defining the ideal candidate profile is so valuable. Her network and industry connections are superb and has always stood to us well, when engaging with Estelle to secure our ideal candidate hires. She is someone who is fully committed to finding the ideal candidate for her clients, she is passionate about what she does and you can really see that through her engagement style, approach and professionalism.
For over 20 years we have had the privilege to work and understand the talent needs of a wide and diverse client base. We work with our client Partners to build a bespoke executive search strategy that is right for you, is transparent and led by data driven insights to ensure your senior hire is the right fit for your organisation. Our client partners return to us because we have built a reliable reputation in gaining their trust and delivering what they need in a robust and timely way.
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